Prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium among L.G.E.A primary school children rigachikun kaduna
Abdulfatai K, Abdullahi B, Jaafaru I A, Rabiu I
Prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis among L.G.E.A primary school children in Igabi local government Rigachikun Kaduna. One hundred and twenty (120) samples of urine were analysed. Centrifugal sedimentation technique was used and the deposits were examined microscopically. Out of the 120 urine samples analysed, twenty six (26) were found to be positive for Schistosoma haematobium giving a prevalence of 21.7%. L.G.E.A Rigachikun II had a prevalence rate of 25%, while Mallam Jallo Model primary school had the prevalence rate of 18.3%. Age group 5-9 years had 0% prevalence. Age group 10-14years had a prevalence rate of 18.2%. While 15 and above, had the prevalence rate of 31.0%. A total of 120 urine samples were examined, comprising of 76 from males in which twenty five (25) were positive with prevalence rate of 32.9% and 44 sample collected from females, in which one(1) was positive with prevalence rate of 2.3%. Questionnaire was administered to obtain the respondent demographic information with contact with contaminated water. The study had provided an idea on the prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis among primary school children in the communities.
Abdulfatai K, Abdullahi B, Jaafaru I A, Rabiu I. Prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium among L.G.E.A primary school children rigachikun kaduna. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2018, Pages 09-11